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Marcus Werba

Austrian baritone Markus Werba began his vocal training aged 16. Later he studied at the Klagenfurt conservatory and Vienna Musikuniversität, and now works with Gerhard Kahry. He is the recipient of many awards.

Markus Werba has established a major career in opera, concert and recital, appearing at La Scala, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bayersiche Staatsoper, Los Angeles Opera, Lyon Opera, Chatelet Theatre Paris, Metropolitan Opera New York, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Suntory Hall Tokyo, the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Schubertiade in Hohenems, the Wigmore Hall and for the Baden-Baden, Salzburg, Gergiev, Tanglewood and Aspen festivals. He has worked with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Jeffrey Tate, Ivor Bolton, Kent Nagano, Riccardo Muti, James Conlon, James Levine, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Emmanuel Villaume, Ivan Fischer, Daniele Gatti and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.

In 2014-2015 and beyond, his projects include Rodrigo in Don Carlos for the New National Theatre in Tokyo and Semperoper Dresden, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte for the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House and the Wiener Staatsoper, Le Nozze di Figaro at the Edinburgh Festival and at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma with Riccardo Muti, re-invitations at La Scala and at the Theater an der Wien as well as concerts with orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Orchestre National d’Ile de France, and recitals at the Wigmore Hall and the Schubertiade.